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Hofstra knocks off Northeastern 73-62

Feb 24, 2010 - 4:26 AM BOSTON(AP) -- Charles Jenkins scored 20 points to lead Hofstra to a 73-62 victory over Northeastern on Tuesday night.

Halil Kanacevic added 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Pride (17-13, 9-8 Colonial Athletic Association) outscored Northeastern 12-1 in the final 2:58 to break a 61-61 tie.

Jenkins scored on a layup for a 63-61 lead and Greg Washington grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to push the advantage to 65-61 with 2:31 left.

Jenkins, who added eight points and seven assists, scored on a jumper with 1:09 remaining before Hofstra finished the scoring from the free throw line.

Northeastern (18-11, 13-4) shot just 28 percent from the field (7-for-25) and missed all six of its 3-point attempts in the second half.

Cornelius Vines and Chaz Williams had 12 points each for Hofstra.

Nkem Ojougboh scored 15 points and Matt Janning added 12 for Northeastern.